According to users of the British website Mumsnet, Dublin is "drab, expensive and with very little to do for a city purporting to be a major tourism destination".
Fáilte Ireland has responded to the criticism, citing research which suggests that Dublin has a strong reputation internationally, and among British people in particular.
Is Dublin underwhelming as a tourist destination?
Sinead O'Carroll and Donal O'Donoghue discussed this in The Week Trending.
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